PHOTOS – Police Pull Body from the Schuylkill by Boathouse Row

Philadelphia Police prepare to carry away a body found floating in the Schuylkill River this morning. Photo by Kenneth Lipp

Philadelphia Police prepare to carry away a body found floating in the Schuylkill River this morning. Photo by Kenneth Lipp

By Kenneth Lipp

Philadelphia Police are investigating the discovery of a body found floating in the Schuylkill River this morning. Investigators say the body was spotted by a passerby who called 911 – a Channel 6 ABC cameraman who filmed the body in the water said that the decedent was laid on the dock arms out, limbs unbound.

Detectives on scene had no statement, saying the incident remains under investigation.

Police carry the body to a police van waiting on Kelly Drive. Photo by Kenneth Lipp

Police carry the body to a police van waiting on Kelly Drive. Photo by Kenneth Lipp

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About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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